Google Gives Investors The Edge In Stock Predictions

Investors are continually looking for anything that will help them deliver profits in a world of low yields and poor interest rates and the answer might be…Google. Three academics have carried out a study and they say that Google may be able to predict the stock market’s ups and downs. The trio say that by… Continue reading Google Gives Investors The Edge In Stock Predictions

Yo-Yo Real Estate Returns Make LifeTough For Investors

Finding quality commercial real estate is becoming more difficult for investors around the world because of the diverging performances of the sector. With a changing landscape of flows and yields, one real estate expert says there are still profitable opportunities to be had but caution had to be exercised. Anne Breen, of fund manager Standard… Continue reading Yo-Yo Real Estate Returns Make LifeTough For Investors

Commodity Slump May Have a Silver Lining

Metal and mineral commodities are one of the few sectors not to have been affected by the global slowdown because China helped fuel massive demand. But now China’s own growth is slowing from double-digit GDP figures and with it the prices for commodities are being forced downwards too – except for silver that is riding… Continue reading Commodity Slump May Have a Silver Lining

Investors Miss a Trick by Picking Wrong Stocks

Whether you want to build your portfolio for income or investment, finding the right strategy is becoming increasingly difficult when interest rates remain low and stock markets are volatile. This means that many investors who had not previously been willing to take a risk with their savings are now taking a fresh look at how… Continue reading Investors Miss a Trick by Picking Wrong Stocks

Irish buy to let debts will never be repaid

Buy to let landlords in Ireland face wholesale repossessions as mortgage arrears spiral out of control. Banks have been urged to have courage and act against landlords in debt by Fiona Muldoon, a director of Ireland’s central bank. She criticised banks, indicating that a ‘wait and see’ approach has become the strategy of choice in… Continue reading Irish buy to let debts will never be repaid

Emerging Markets – Reasons For Investing

Like it or not, most investors have exposure to emerging markets through their portfolios – from global equity portfolios or investing in companies that take profits from these markets. Emerging markets is also a broader term than BRICS – the traditional Brazil, Russia, India and China markets. Emerging now includes several Latin American and South… Continue reading Emerging Markets – Reasons For Investing

Where the wealthy are buying luxury property

As estate agents report a swelling number of million pound plus homes changing hands across the world, who are the buyers and what are they buying? These ultra wealthy property investors are entrepreneurs and celebrities who have made their money in emerging economies, like China, India, Malaysia, Brazil, Mexico and Russia. To a lesser extent,… Continue reading Where the wealthy are buying luxury property